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Ba Zhen Pian
(Tonics8™)
An All Natural Chinese Herbal Supplement
Ba Zhen Pian (Ba Zhen Tang, Ba Zhen Wan, Tonics8™, 八珍片) is a classic Chinese medicine that tonifies both Qi and Blood. This herbal supplement is used for deficiency of both Qi and Blood, marked by pale or sallow complexion and general lack of strength.
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    What does it do?

    Regain strength and stamina

    Ever notice how sometimes after an illness, you just can't seem to fully regain your strength? You're so listless you can barely sustain a conversation, much less climb a flight of stairs. Moreover, when you look in the mirror, you barely recognize the pale face devoid of vibrancy staring back at you. But your doctor merely urges you to rest and drink plenty of liquids. However, you've done plenty of sleeping and your condition has not improved.

    Tonics8™ is an herbal traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) remedy that may help you feel normal again. In fact, in China, this formula is often used to help patients regain energy after invasive surgeries and procedures.

    The reason why it's sometimes difficult to bounce back after being sick or having a prolonged illness is because of both Blood and Qi deficiency. Tonics8 helps tonify both Blood and Qi, thus normalizing bodily functions.

    Classic Blood and Qi Tonic Formulas in a Combo

    Both men and women can benefit from Tonics8, especially in the case of the TCM syndrome associated with sallow complexion, shortness of breath, blood deficiency and irregular, heavy or painful menstruation. (Women are more often prone to blood deficiency, especially when heavy menstruation occurs.).

    Qi and Blood are fundamental concepts in TCM, required for homeostasis and a long, healthy life. First, Qi is the vital force that controls your body. Qi is nourished by the air you breath and the food you eat (including Chinese herbs). As for blood, which is interconnected with Qi, one of its primary roles is to nourish the body's tissues. However, your body can become deficient in healthy blood production if your Qi is deficient, and thus, your tissues become dry, resulting in not only fatigue, but a pale complexion.

    The reason Tonics8 may help is, it's actually two classic, basic formulas rolled into one: Si Wu Tang Pian, a well regarded ancient Chinese medicine used to enrich the Blood and regulate menstruation, and Si Jun Zi Tang Wan, an equally-revered, centuries-old formula for supplementing Spleen Qi energy and promoting digestion.

    How does Tonics8 work?

    In the formula, Dang Shen (Codonopsis Root) tonifies the middle burner, augments Qi, and strengthens the Spleen. Bai Zhu (Atractylodes Rhizome) tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi and dries dampness. Another herb in the formula that leaches out dampness is Fu Ling (Poria), which also strengthens the Spleen.

    Another Qi-augmenting and Spleen tonifier is Gan Cao (Licorice Root), which also expels phlegm. The above 4 herbs comprise the the famous Spleen Qi supplementing formula, Si Jun Zi Tang.

    The next four herbs make Si Wu Tang, the fundamental Blood tonic. Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica Root) is used to nourish and invigorate the Blood, while Bai Shao (White Peony Root) nourishes the blood and regulates menses.

    Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Rhizome) invigorates the Blood and moves Qi. The last herb in the formula is Shu Di Huang (Processed Rehmannia Root), which tonifies Yin and Jing as well as nourishes the Blood.

    Does Research Support Tonics8?

    In a study of blood-deficient mice, a daily oral administration of Ba Zhen Tang for 10 days significantly increased the number of red blood cells, hemoglobin concentration, and serum EPO (erythropoietin) expression. It also promoted bone marrow cells to enter the cell cycle, proliferate and differentiate, significantly increased IL(interleukin)-3 secretion, and inhibited IFN(interferon)-γ secretion. A similar effect was also observed for Si Wu Tang but not for Si Jun Zi Tang.1

    Ingredients
    What is the formula composition?

    A proprietary blend of

    Radix Codonopsis Pilosulae
    Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
    Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
    Radix Glycyrrhizae Uralensis
    Radix Angelicae Sinensis
    Radix Paeoniae Lactiflorae
    Rhizoma Ligustici Chuanxiong
    Radix Rehmanniae Preparata
    (Dang Shen)
    (Bai Zhu)
    (Fu Ling)
    (Gan Cao)
    (Dang Gui)
    (Bai Shao)
    (Chuan Xiong)
    (Shu Di Huang)
     
    What is Available?
    Guang Ci Tang® Ba Zhen Pian (Tonics8™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

    At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Ba Zhen Pian (Tang/Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

    Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Ba Zhen Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

    Ba Zhen Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

    Guang Ci Tang® Advantages
    Effective. Safe. Affordable
    • True 5:1 concentration
    • Double the strength of other brands
    • Minimal or no fillers and binders
    • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
    • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
    • Made in a cGMP certified facility
    • Unbeatable value
    • Safely used in the USA since 1995

    Check for an independent US lab test report.

    How do I use it?

    The standard dosage for Tonics8™ is 5 tablets each time, taken 2 to 3 times daily with or before meals. One bottle lasts users 2 to 3 weeks. The dose may be doubled for a quicker and stronger response as needed (e. g., in an acute phase). Consult your practitioner for precise dosage recommendations based on body weight and other factors.

    Tonics8™ is a tonic and therefore it usually takes time before its effects become apparent. It may take one month or more before symptoms begin to improve. An initial course of treatment is suggested as 4 - 6 bottles taken at the full dose.

    Precaution
    1. Use with caution if you are pregnant.
    2. Do not use together with cold medicine.
    3. Not suitable for if you have indigestion problems.
    4. Only to be used by children under adult's direction.
    5. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
    6. Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you have hypertension, or you are children, old or very weak.
    7. Keep out of reach of children.

    References

    1. Tian Y et al., Effects and mechanisms of Bazhen decoction, Siwu decoction, and Sijunzi decoction on 5-fluorouracil-induced anemia in mice. J Tradit Chin Med. 2016 Aug;36(4):486-95.
    Reviews
    Tonics8™ (Ba Zhen Pian) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to tell for right now I have been taken this pill for the symptoms of easy tiring, feeling weak and lack of energy. I believe in Chinese herb medicine, but I also know it will take a while to get the result. Right now I am on the second bottle and I hope I can feel a full improvement after one or two month.
    Date published: 2017-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great formula for recovering from your menstrual period I learned in Chinese Herbology school that this is a great formula for recovering from your menstrual period. Think about it; you've lost blood, your appetite is shot, and you have almost no energy. Tonics8 will restore all of that and make you feel right again. My Chinese Herbology teachers say to take this formula after your period until ovulation (at which point they recommend taking EaseTonic until the beginning of your period and nothing during your period). The Tonics8 formula is also good for men with low energy, poor appetite, and symptoms of Blood Deficiency such as pale face, spots in visual field, dry skin or hair, dizziness, heart palpitations, insomnia, and forgetfulness. I tend to fall into the Blood Deficient type: pale face with dry skin and hair -- especially in winter. If I overdo things physically or at work I notice these symptoms much more, along with low energy and appetite. After taking the standard dose listed on the bottle for a week I feel and look much better. I'm so grateful for this formula!
    Date published: 2018-11-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Renewed Energy I got on Tonic 8 after having two rounds antibiotics for allergy infections. It helped me to regain energy and rebuild after my system was depleted. I have taken Tonic 8 before and again have had good success.
    Date published: 2018-12-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for heavy period sufferers I am anemic due to heavy periods and this herb has helped me to regain my energy after a cycle. Highly recommended!
    Date published: 2019-01-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fast results I was low in blood count and these herbs helped bring it up in one bottle. Energy is back too
    Date published: 2019-01-29
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